Star WarsTM Erben des Imperiums

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364110307X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 6101

Sie glaubten, das Imperium wäre endgültig besiegt ... Fünf Jahre sind seit dem Sieg über den Imperator vergangen und die Galaxis versucht, sich von den Auswirkungen des Krieges zu erholen. Tausende von Lichtjahren entfernt aber hat der letzte der imperialen Kriegsherren, der brillante Großadmiral Thrawn, das Kommando über die zerrüttete Imperiale Flotte übernommen – und richtet diese auf die noch schwache Neue Republik. Denn Thrawn hat zwei entscheidende Entdeckungen gemacht, die alles zerstören könnten, wofür Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Prinzessin Leia und all die tapferen Rebellen so hart gekämpft haben ... Die Jubiläumsausgabe des erfolgreichen Romans – jetzt mit Einleitung und Anmerkungen des Autors Timothy Zahn, exklusiven Kommentaren von Lucasfilm und des Originalverlags und einer brandneuen Bonusstory.

Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends

The 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345530004

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5921

Here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon—featuring an Introduction and annotations from award-winning author Timothy Zahn, exclusive commentary from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords—the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn—has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create. The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale—in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy)

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307796103

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3206

It’s five years after the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and drove the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345544870

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4229

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view. Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause. A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire. Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive. Praise for Heir to the Jedi “Utterly compelling . . . [The novel] plants readers in Luke Skywalker’s boots in the early days of his heroism, during the weeks after he blew up the Death Star.”—New York Daily News “An excellent book with rich characters, bubbling humor and poignant emotion.”—Roqoo Depot “Entertaining . . . action-packed . . . suspenseful.”—New York Journal of Books “Great . . . [an] entertaining introduction into understanding Luke’s character . . . There are moments in The Empire Strikes Back that I now point to and say, ‘I understand how he got there,’ and it’s because of this novel.”—The Wookiee Gunner “Pure Star Wars . . . From shoot-outs to narrow escapes, I could practically hear John Williams’s score playing in my head—a credit to Kevin Hearne, to be sure.”—Coffee with Kenobi “A must-read for fans . . . I left with a much closer understanding of who Luke Skywalker is, and an even deeper admiration for the character. All things are connected in the Force, and I feel more connected to Luke after reading Heir to the Jedi.”—Comicbook.com

Heir to the Empire

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553296124

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 2579

Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.

Heir to the Shadows

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212417

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7620

In the second novel set in the “darkly fascinating world” (SF Site) of Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy, ambitions unfurl as the realm’s dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh... The Blood have waited centuries for the coming of Witch, the living embodiment of magic. But Jaenelle, the young girl singled out by prophecy, is haunted by the cruel battles fought over her—for not all the Blood await her as their Savior. Some dismiss her as a myth. Some refuse to believe. And still others look forward to using her, making her a pawn to their shadowy devices. Only time and the devotion of her loyal guardians have healed Jaenelle’s physical wounds. But her mind is fragile, barely able to protect her from the horrifying memories of her childhood. Nothing, however, can deflect her from her destiny—and the day of reckoning looms near. When her memories return. When her magic matures. When she is forced to accept her fate. On that day, the dark Realms will know what it means to be ruled by Witch.

Throne of Glass 3 - Erbin des Feuers

Roman

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428554

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 6201

Das Abenteuer geht weiter Celaena hat tödliche Wettkämpfe überlebt, ihr wurde das Herz gebrochen und sie hat es überstanden. Nun macht sie sich auf in ein neues, unbekanntes Land. Von den Salzminen Endoviers über das gläserne Schloss in Rifthold bis nach Wendlyn - ganz gleich, wohin Celaenas Weg führt, sie muss sich ihrer Vergangenheit stellen und dem Geheimnis ihrer Herkunft.

Enchanter

Author: Sara Douglass

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429911511

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3392

The stunning sequel to The Wayfarer Redemption Axis is a true hero, in every sense of the word. On his shoulders lies the double burden of prophecy and war. Having fulfilled the first part of the prophecy by becoming the StarMan, he now must reunite the three races inhabiting his world. It is his destiny to lead an army against his evil half-brother, to regain control of Tencendor, once the greatest land in the world. It is his destiny to be caught between the two women he loves, one the epitome of gentility, beauty, and intelligence, the other a fierce warrior with a cunning wit. And it is his destiny to be thwarted at every turn by the vicious Goragel, an insane monster bent on destroying all that Axis works to preserve . . . Enchanter is the riveting sequel to Sara Douglass's spell-binding first novel The Wayfarer Redemption, and winner of the 1996 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Sara Douglass has taken America by storm with this powerful tale of love, prophecy, battles, and revenge. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Heir to the Throne

The Children of the Core

Author: Ben Fischer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481779338

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 9059

Nothing exciting has ever happened to Edmund Roth. But that changes one day when he falls down a hole in his basement and finds himself in the middle of a civilization he never knew existed, with floating balls of energy and a dictatorial government that hates people from above—especially Edmund. But why? When a newfound friend tells him something he never knew about himself, Edmund embarks on a journey across a vast wasteland to find out who he really is. He makes friends along the way, but that doesn’t make the journey—both mental and physical—any easier. Complete with a McDonald’s, tayzers, and orbs, this is a journey of a boy discovering his own destiny.

Blutsherrschaft

Die Schwarzen Juwelen 8 - Roman

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054435

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7420

Anne Bishop ist die Königin der Dark Fantasy Nach "Blutskönigin" legt Anne Bishop ihren neuen Roman aus der Welt der Schwarzen Juwelen vor: Lady Cassidy hat die Herrschaft über Shalador übernommen und ist fest entschlossen, das Gesetz des Blutes zu achten. Doch eine finstere Prophezeiung droht das Reich in seinen Grundfesten zu erschüttern...

Selection – Die Kronprinzessin

Author: Kiera Cass

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733601599

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3451

Die romantischste Liebesgeschichte seit es Prinzen und Prinzessinnen gibt geht in die vierte Runde – aber dieses Mal wird ALLES anders! Die Liebesgeschichte um America, Maxon und Aspen hat ihr Ende gefunden – aber die Geschichte der ›Selection‹ ist noch lange nicht vorbei! Nun ist es an Maxons Tochter Eadlyn, der Kronprinzessin, sich ihren Prinzen aus 35 jungen Männern zu erwählen. Alles könnte perfekt sein, wäre da nicht ein Problem: Eadlyn hat dem Casting nur zugestimmt, um das aufgebrachte Volk mit einer glamourösen Show zu besänftigen. Und an die große Liebe glaubt sie sowieso nicht. Aber vielleicht glaubt die Liebe ja an Eadlyn! Fortsetzung der internationalen Bestseller-Serie ›Selection‹! Für Neueinsteiger und Fans

The Heir

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

ISBN: 9781492686682

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5218

REGENCY ROMANCE Gayle Windham, Earl of Westhaven would do anything to avoid the summer round of countryhouse parties where matchmaking mamas abound. But summering in London holds just as many twists and turns to finding love, when the beautiful--but secretive--housekeeper Anna catches his eye... Anna Seaton is hiding things, but for a good reason. Without Anna's discretion and loyalty, her sister would fall prey to a horrible arranged marriage. But as Gayle breaks through Anna's shell, the two find that love is never won without breaking a few rules...

Little Boys Come from the Stars

Author: Emmanuel Dongala

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708053

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 685

The peculiar and moving story of a Congolese boy's coming-of-age amid the political strife of postcolonial Congo "It is even said-but I admit that it's difficult to believe, even though I got this from my uncle-that when Papa was born, you couldn't follow the World Cup or the Olympics live and that Coca-Cola had yet to spread the selling of soft drinks to our village. Michael Jackson had yet to become famous . . . If all this was really true, I wonder how men managed to fill up the twenty-four hours of the day, three hundred sixty-five days a year." His nickname is Matapari, which means "trouble." He is an African child of the '90s-brilliant, mischievous, postcolonial, postmodern-caught in the crossfire of a chaotically liberated African country. Matapari grows up in a world of talking drums, the Internet, and satellite TV, a world of dictators who remake themselves as democrats overnight. His uncle is a stooge for the dictator; his father is a scholarly recluse obsessed with proving that blacks played key roles in Western history. Matapari is a young man in the middle-but the shrewdness and wit with which he tells his often riotously funny story set him apart from his relatives and countrymen. Emmanuel Dongala uses the ingenious viewpoint of a child to show up the telltale world of adults-and to show how one preserves one's independence in a corrupt and violent society.